Summary of results - January 2019 to June 2019
During the first 6 months of 2019 Tsavo Trust carried out a total of 48,000 kilometres over 414 hours of flight over the Tsavo Conservation Area focussing particularly on poaching ‘Hot Spot’ zones and areas where the known large ‘Tuskers’ frequent. This ongoing aerial and ground team presence is a deterrent to poaching and other illegal activity within the TCA.
8 bull ‘super tuskers’, 25 emerging bull tuskers, and 5 iconic cow tuskers are currently known by Tsavo Trust to live in the Tsavo Conservation Area. Of these, in the first 6 months of 2019, Tsavo Trust have observed 7 super tuskers and 15 emerging tuskers (177 individual observation records of tusker bulls), and 3 iconic cow tuskers (10 individual observation records of iconic cows).